Municipal Code of Fort Launderdale:
Sec. 8-150. Equipment
requiring opening of bridges
A vessel shall not require the opening of a bridge
when such opening is needed only to provide additional clearance for appurtenances unessential to navigation
of the vessel, as defined by the United States Corps of Engineers, or for appurtenances essential to navigation
, but which may be altered by hinging, telescoping, collapsing, or otherwise, so as to require no greater clearance than the highest fixed and essentially unalterable point of the vessel.
Appurtenances unessential to navigation shall include but not be limited to fishing
antennae which are or can reasonably be made flexible or collapsible, television antennae, false stacks and masts purely for ornamental purposes. Appurtenances unessential to navigation shall not include radar
antennae, flying bridges
, sailboat masts, piledriver leads, spud frames on hydraulic dredges, drilling derricks, derrick substructures and/or buildings, cranes on drilling or construction vessels, or other items of permanent and fixed equipment
clearly necessary to the intended use of the vessel.